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[movies]Tan Le: My immigration story -
In 2010, technologist Tan Le took the TEDGlobal stage to demo a powerful new interface. But now, at TEDxWomen, she tells a very personal story: the story of her family -- mother, grandmother and sister -- fleeing Vietnam and building a new life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxWomen 2011; TED; Talks; storytelling; 2011
Downloads: 330
[movies]Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed -
Ric Elias had a front-row seat on Flight 1549, the plane that crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. What went through his mind as the doomed plane went down? At TED, he tells his story publicly for the first time.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; business; storytelling; transportation; 2011
Downloads: 316
[movies]Joshua Prager: In search of the man who broke my neck -
When Joshua Prager was 19, a devastating bus accident left him a hemiplegic. He returned to Israel twenty years later to find the driver who turned his world upside down. In this mesmerizing tale of their meeting, Prager probes deep questions of nature, nurture, self-deception and destiny.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; anthropology; disability; storytelling; writing; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 149
[movies]Leonard Susskind: My friend Richard Feynman -
What's it like to be pals with a genius? Onstage, physicist Leonard Susskind spins a few stories about his friendship with the legendary Richard Feynman, discussing his unconventional approach to problems both serious and ... less so.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; culture; history; physics; science; storytelling; TEDxCaltech; 2011
Downloads: 113
[movies]Jok Church: A circle of caring -
In this 3-minute talk, cartoonist and educator Jok Church tells a moving story of the teacher who cared for him when no one else did -- and how he returned the favor.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; culture; education; love; storytelling; 2007
Downloads: 89
[movies]Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club -
In 1812, four men at Cambridge University met for breakfast. What began as an impassioned meal grew into a new scientific revolution, in which these men -- who called themselves “natural philosophers” until they later coined “scientist” -- introduced four major principles into scientific inquiry. Historian and philosopher Laura Snyder tells their intriguing story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; history; science; storytelling; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 240
[movies]Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story -
Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he knows about storytelling -- starting at the end and working back to the beginning. Contains graphic language ...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; film; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 64
[movies]Leonard Susskind: My friend Richard Feynman -
What's it like to be pals with a genius? Onstage at TEDxCaltech, physicist Leonard Susskind spins a few stories about his friendship with the legendary Richard Feynman, discussing his unconventional approach to problems both serious and ... less so.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxCaltech; TED; Talks; culture; history; physics; science; storytelling; 2010
Downloads: 582
[movies]Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person -
Cross-country skier Janine Shepherd hoped for an Olympic medal -- until she was hit by a truck during a training bike ride. She shares a powerful story about the human potential for recovery. Her message: you are not your body, and giving up old dreams can allow new ones to soar.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; health care; storytelling; TEDxKC; 2012
Downloads: 371
[movies]Béatrice Coron: Stories cut from paper -
With scissors and paper, artist Béatrice Coron creates intricate worlds, cities and countries, heavens and hells. Striding onstage in a glorious cape cut from Tyvek, she describes her creative process and the way her stories develop from snips and slices.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; storytelling; 2011
Downloads: 184
[movies]Philippe Petit: The journey across the high wire -
Even a death-defying magician has to start somewhere. High-wire artist Philippe Petit takes you on an intimate journey from his first card trick at age 6 to his tightrope walk between the Twin Towers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; magic; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 270
[movies]Thomas Hellum: The world's most boring television ... and why it's hilariously addictive -
You've heard about slow food. Now here's slow ... TV? In this funny talk, Norwegian television producer Thomas Hellum shares how he and his team began to broadcast long, boring events, often live — and found a rapt audience. Shows include a 7 hour train journey, an 18 hour fishing expedition and a 5.5 day ferry voyage from Oslo to Tunisia. The results are both beautiful and fascinating. Really.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; TEDx; arts; entertainment; film; storytelling; TEDxArendal; 2014
Downloads: 73
[movies]Bruce Feiler: The council of dads -
Diagnosed with cancer, Bruce Feiler worried first about his young family. So -- as he shares in this funny, rambling and ultimately thoughtful talk -- he asked his closest friends to become a "council of dads," bringing their own lifetimes of wisdom to advise his twin daughters as they grow.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2010; TED; Talks; cancer; community; culture; storytelling; 2010
Downloads: 117
[movies]Murray Gell-Mann on beauty and truth in physics -
Armed with a sense of humor and laypeople's terms, Nobel winner Murray Gell-Mann drops some knowledge on TEDsters about particle physics, asking questions like, Are elegant equations more likely to be right than inelegant ones?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; physics; science; storytelling; technology; 2007
Downloads: 189
[movies]Sophie Hunger plays songs of secrets, city lights -
This haunting, intimate performance by European singer-songwriter Sophie Hunger features songs from her breakout debut "Monday's Ghost" and the just-released album "1983."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; music; performance; poetry; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 568
[movies]Carmen Agra Deedy spins stories -
Storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy spins a funny, wise and luminous tale of parents and kids, starring her Cuban mother. Settle in and enjoy the ride -- Mama's driving!
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; children; entertainment; memory; storytelling; 2005
Downloads: 162
[movies]Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ... -
"If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis -- from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. -- and gives two breathtaking performances of "B" and "Hiroshima."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; entertainment; performance; poetry; storytelling; 2011
Downloads: 704
[movies]Shimon Schocken's rides of hope -
Computer science professor Shimon Schocken is also an avid mountain biker. To share the life lessons he learned while riding, he began an outdoor program with Israel's juvenile inmates and was touched by both their intense difficulties and profound successes. Photographs by Raphael Rabinovitz.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxTelAviv 2010; TED; Talks; children; education; leadership; personal growth; sports; storytelling; 2010
Downloads: 76
[movies]Ramona Pierson: An unexpected place of healing -
When Ramona Pierson was 22, she was hit by a drunk driver and spent 18 months in a coma. At TEDxDU she tells the remarkable story of her recovery -- drawing on the collective skills and wisdom of a senior citizens' home.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxDU 2011; TED; Talks; aging; culture; education; health care; medicine; self; storytelling; 2011
Downloads: 102
[movies]Gabriel Barcia-Colombo: Capturing memories in video art -
Using video mapping and projection, artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo captures and shares his memories and friendships. At TED Fellow Talks, he shows his charming, thoughtful work -- which appears to preserve the people in his life in jars, suitcases, blenders ...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; design; history; memory; storytelling; video; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 205
[movies]JD Schramm: Break the silence for suicide attempt survivors -
Even when our lives appear fine from the outside, locked within can be a world of quiet suffering, leading some to the decision to end their life. At TEDYou, JD Schramm asks us to break the silence surrounding suicide and suicide attempts, and to create much-needed resources to help people who reclaim their life after escaping death. Resources:
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDActive 2011; TED; Talks; communication; culture; depression; mental health; storytelling; 2011
Downloads: 151
[movies]George Takei: Why I love a country that once betrayed me -
When he was a child, George Takei and his family were forced into an internment camp for Japanese-Americans, as a “security" measure during World War II. 70 years later, Takei looks back at how the camp shaped his surprising, personal definition of patriotism and democracy.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; arts; children; democracy; history; politics; storytelling; war; TEDxKyoto; 2014
Downloads: 67
[movies]Karen Thompson Walker: What fear can teach us -
Imagine you're a shipwrecked sailor adrift in the enormous Pacific. You can choose one of three directions and save yourself and your shipmates — but each choice comes with a fearful consequence too. How do you choose? In telling the story of the whaleship Essex, novelist Karen Thompson Walker shows how fear propels imagination, as it forces us to imagine the possible futures and how to cope with them.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; creativity; death; entertainment; fear; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 7
[movies]James Watson on how he discovered DNA -
Nobel laureate James Watson opens TED2005 with the frank and funny story of how he and his research partner, Francis Crick, discovered the structure of DNA.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; DNA; culture; genetics; history; invention; science; storytelling; technology; 2005
Downloads: 193
[movies]Doris Kearns Goodwin on learning from past presidents -
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about what we can learn from American presidents, including Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon Johnson. Then she shares a moving memory of her own father, and of their shared love of baseball.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; entertainment; history; politics; sports; storytelling; 2008
Downloads: 108
[movies]Natasha Tsakos' multimedia theatrical adventure -
Natasha Tsakos presents part of her one-woman, multimedia show, "Upwake." As the character Zero, she blends dream and reality with an inventive virtual world projected around her in 3D animation and electric sound.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; media; performance; performance art; storytelling; theater; TED2009; 2009
Downloads: 128
[movies]Mena Trott on blogs -
The founding mother of the blog revolution, Movable Type's Mena Trott, talks about the early days of blogging, when she realized that giving regular people the power to share our lives online is the key to building a friendlier, more connected world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; blog; business; communication; community; culture; design; entertainment; software; storytelling; 2006
Downloads: 262
[movies]Raul Midon plays "Peace on Earth" -
Guitarist and singer Raul Midon plays "Everybody" and "Peace on Earth" during his 2007 set at TED.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; guitar; music; peace; singer; storytelling; 2007
Downloads: 116
[movies]The Jill and Julia Show -
Two TED favorites, Jill Sobule and Julia Sweeney, team up for a delightful set that mixes witty songwriting with a little bit of social commentary.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; collaboration; entertainment; guitar; humor; short talk; singer; storytelling; 2007
Downloads: 103
[movies]Ben Dunlap talks about a passionate life -
Wofford College president Ben Dunlap tells the story of Sandor Teszler, a Hungarian Holocaust survivor who taught him about passionate living and lifelong learning.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; culture; education; entertainment; library; literature; race; storytelling; TED2007; 2007
Downloads: 156
[movies]Faith Jegede: What I’ve learned from my autistic brothers -
Faith Jegede tells the moving and funny story of growing up with her two brothers, both autistic -- and both extraordinary. In this talk from the TED Talent Search, she reminds us to pursue a life beyond what is normal.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; culture; mental health; storytelling; TED@London; 2012
Downloads: 239
[movies]Raghava KK: What’s your 200-year plan? -
You might have a 5-year plan, but what about a 200-year plan? Artist Raghava KK has set his eyes on an ultra-long-term horizon; at TEDxSummit, he shows how it helps guide today's choices and tomorrow's goals -- and encourages you to make your own 200-year plan too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; art; arts; entertainment; life; social media; storytelling; technology; tedx; web; TEDxSummit; 2012
Downloads: 142
[movies]Andrew Fitzgerald: Adventures in Twitter fiction -
In the 1930s, broadcast radio introduced an entirely new form of storytelling; today, micro-blogging platforms like Twitter are changing the scene again. Andrew Fitzgerald takes a look at the (aptly) short but fascinating history of new forms of creative experimentation in fiction and storytelling.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; literature; social media; storytelling; technology; writing; TEDSalon NY2013; 2013
Downloads: 88
[movies]Frank Warren: Half a million secrets -
"Secrets can take many forms -- they can be shocking, or silly, or soulful." Frank Warren, the founder of, shares some of the half-million secrets that strangers have mailed him on postcards.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; arts; creativity; design; memory; storytelling; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 154
[movies]David Griffin on how photography connects us -
The photo director for National Geographic, David Griffin knows the power of photography to connect us to our world. In a talk filled with glorious images, he talks about how we all use photos to tell our stories.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; animals; culture; design; entertainment; global issues; photography; storytelling; TED2008; 2008
Downloads: 441
[movies]Ryan Lobo: Photographing the hidden story -
Ryan Lobo has traveled the world, taking photographs that tell stories of unusual human lives. In this haunting talk, he reframes controversial subjects with empathy, so that we see the pain of a Liberian war criminal, the quiet strength of UN women peacekeepers and the perseverance of Delhi's underappreciated firefighters.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Asia; art; humanity; photography; storytelling; third world; war; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
Downloads: 99
[movies]Ed Gavagan: A story about knots and surgeons -
One day, Ed Gavagan was sitting on the subway, watching two young med students practicing their knots. And a powerful memory washed over him -- of one shocking moment that changed his life forever. An unforgettable story of crime, skill and gratitude.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; New York; crime; medicine; storytelling; violence; TEDMED 2012; 2012
Downloads: 435
[movies]Beeban Kidron: The shared wonder of film -
Movies have the power to create a shared narrative experience and to shape memories and worldviews. British film director Beeban Kidron invokes iconic film scenes -- from Miracle in Milan to Boyz n the Hood -- as she shows how her group FILMCLUB shares great films with kids.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; children; culture; education; film; storytelling; youth; TEDSalon London Spring 2012; 2012
Downloads: 269
[movies]Malcolm Gladwell: The unheard story of David and Goliath -
It's a classic underdog tale: David, a young shepherd armed only with a sling, beats Goliath, the mighty warrior. The story has transcended its biblical origins to become a common shorthand for unlikely victory. But, asks Malcolm Gladwell, is that really what the David and Goliath story is about?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; history; storytelling; war; TEDSalon NY2013; 2013
Downloads: 663
[movies]Chris Abani on the stories of Africa -
In this deeply personal talk, Nigerian writer Chris Abani says that “what we know about how to be who we are” comes from stories. He searches for the heart of Africa through its poems and narrative, including his own.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; culture; entertainment; global issues; literature; poetry; politics; storytelling; 2007
Downloads: 89
[movies]James Cameron: Before Avatar ... a curious boy -
James Cameron's big-budget (and even bigger-grossing) films create unreal worlds all their own. In this personal talk, he reveals his childhood fascination with the fantastic -- from reading science fiction to deep-sea diving -- and how it ultimately drove the success of his blockbuster hits "Aliens," "The Terminator," "Titanic" and "Avatar."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; entertainment; film; nature; oceans; storytelling; technology; writing; TED2010; 2010
Downloads: 538
[movies]Shea Hembrey: How I became 100 artists -
How do you stage an international art show with work from 100 different artists? If you're Shea Hembrey, you invent all of the artists and artwork yourself -- from large-scale outdoor installations to tiny paintings drawn with a single-haired brush. Watch this funny, mind-bending talk to see the explosion of creativity and diversity of skills a single artist is capable of.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; art; arts; creativity; design; storytelling; 2011
Downloads: 301
[movies]Abha Dawesar: Life in the "digital now" -
One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect. As a novelist, she was struck by this metaphor: Have our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect, while we miss out on what's real?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; communication; culture; entertainment; storytelling; technology; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
Downloads: 89
[movies]Joe Sabia: The technology of storytelling -
iPad storyteller Joe Sabia introduces us to Lothar Meggendorfer, who created a bold technology for storytelling: the pop-up book. Sabia shows how new technology has always helped us tell our own stories, from the walls of caves to his own onstage iPa
Keywords: TEDTalks; Full Spectrum Auditions; TED; Talks; creativity; design; entertainment; storytelling; technology; 2011
Downloads: 153
[movies]Becky Blanton: The year I was homeless -
Becky Blanton planned to live in her van for a year and see the country, but when depression set in and her freelance job ended, her camping trip turned into homelessness. In this intimate talk, she describes her experience of becoming one of America's working homeless.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; happiness; life; personal growth; poverty; social change; society; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 165
[movies]Ananda Shankar Jayant fights cancer with dance -
Renowned classical Indian dancer Ananda Shankar Jayant was diagnosed with cancer in 2008. She tells her personal story of not only facing the disease but dancing through it, and gives a performance revealing the metaphor of strength that helped her do it.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cancer; dance; music; performance; personal growth; storytelling; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
Downloads: 125
[movies]Jonathan Harris collects stories -
At the EG conference in December 2007, artist Jonathan Harris discusses his latest projects, which involve collecting stories: his own, strangers', and stories collected from the Internet, including his amazing "We Feel Fine."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; arts; culture; entertainment; global issues; happiness; software; storytelling; web; TED2007; 2007
Downloads: 90
[movies]Malcolm Gladwell on spaghetti sauce -
Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce -- and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2004; TED; Talks; business; choice; culture; economics; food; marketing; media; shopping; storytelling; 2004
Downloads: 226
[movies]David R. Dow: Lessons from death row inmates -
What happens before a murder? In looking for ways to reduce death penalty cases, David R. Dow realized that a surprising number of death row inmates had similar biographies. In this talk he proposes a bold plan, one that prevents murders in the first place. (Filmed at TEDxAustin.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; death; global issues; law; politics; prison; storytelling; tedx; TEDxAustin; 2012
Downloads: 242
[movies]Becci Manson: (Re)touching lives through photos -
In the wake of the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, mixed into the wreckage were lost and damaged photos of families and loved ones. Photo retoucher Becci Manson, together with local volunteers and a global group of colleagues she recruited online, helped clean and fix them, restoring those memories to their owners.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Asia; culture; disaster relief; memory; photography; storytelling; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
Downloads: 287
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